Like any major technology deployment, ERP implementations can be extremely complex. If your ERP implementation is not managed correctly, it can cost you time and money and leave you in a precarious situation.
There are many factors that can have a significant impact on the success of an ERP implementation and selecting the right implementation partner is high on the list. Picking a partner is about finding a company that is competent, reliable, a good fit for your business expectations and an expert in change management.
Consider these three issues as you search for the right implementation partner:
- Rethink Multi-Sourcing—Many companies have resorted to hiring multiple experts in an attempt to get product, business, industry, and change management skills for their project—a practice called multi-sourcing. While this practice can be effective for some companies, it is important to understand that multi-sourcing adds management and delivery complexity to your project. Instead, look for an implementation partner with professionals who understand the nuances of your industry and its processes, and who can craft a solution for that industry or extend the solution if gaps exist.
- Look for a Partner Who Offers Innovative Solutions—ERP software solutions enable visibility throughout the entire organization, allowing decision makers to make better decisions and employees to be more productive.
- Take a Long-Term Approach—Embracing your implementation partner as a long term part of your team can help ensure your success down the road. If your ERP partner is dedicated to a long-term relationship, you will reap the benefits of a successful ERP implementation—and a technology alliance that will serve you for many years to come.
ERP implementation is a challenging process which, upon successful completion, will affect most aspects of your business. ERP partners should be 100% vested in making your project a success and committed to a long-term partnership.
As a national Microsoft master VAR (Value Added Reseller) and Gold Certified Partner, SBS Group can help you fully optimize your ERP functionality and workflows to elevate your business processes, improve the utilization of data throughout your organization, deliver ongoing training and support resources, and more.
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